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Bonhams & Butterfields Overview

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San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2002
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Unknown
In the market for antique armor, classic timepieces, or fine art and wines? Look no further than auction house Bonhams & Butterfields. Staging more than 50 live auctions a year in its San Francisco and Los Angeles salerooms, the company specializes in appraisal ... Read more

Bonhams & Butterfields Reviews

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Malcolm Barber
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    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bonhams & Butterfields part-time

    Pros

    Cool people
    Advancement opportunities
    Unique items to view daily

    Cons

    Bad benefits and compensation
    Horrible management

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Bonhams & Butterfields Interviews

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    Senior Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bonhams & Butterfields (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Well it helps if you know the person or persons interviewing you from a prior company. I submitted a resume and followup phone conversation, and they flew me out to have an in person interview. This took a few hours, then we followed up by email about compensation and benefits. From start to finish, it took about 30 days from contact to offer. It helps if you have worked in one of the other major auction houses and know mutual people to be honest. There is little room for BS here, you are selling yourself and your business plan for growth, plus giving the company an idea of staffing requirements and how long it will take to get into positive cash flow territory.

    Interview Questions

    • They wanted to have a 5 year business plan, and discussed the possible market size for my category.   1 Answer
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